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Holiday Gift Guide: Eye Shadow Palettes. My Picks

Last Monday I’ve posted about the luxury eye shadow palettes, so today I want to continue sharing about the brand new releases. And this time it is the three palettes that I personally like the best. Please keep in mind, that I haven’t tried any of the palettes below so I can’t guarantee the quality but all three brands are awesome, and I was never disappointed by their products.

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theBalm Appétit Eyeshadow Palette, $39.50 from Nordstrom and £34 from Look Fantastic

Nine appetizing shadows, all of which can be used wet or dry. Talc-free textures, including mattes, shimmers and foils, fun names and a classy theBalm pin-up inspired packaging.

Jouer Essential Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette, (on the bottom of the photo) £32 from Cult Beauty and $40  from Nordstrom.

“12 essential shades: 7 rich matte and 5 luminous shimmer shades essential to

Holiday Gift Guide: Luxury Highlighters

As promised, here is a new “Holiday Gift Guide” feature, and this time it is all about those luxuriuos highlighters. Because we have to glow for the festive season, am I right?

Probably the most desired highligher palette this season will be Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder – Surreal Light, and there are also some gorgeous variants other Christmas collections, especially Lancome. But what other highlighters are worth your attention?

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Burberry Gold Glow Pressed Powder, $68 from Saks

How beautiful is this gem with a LE, golden packaging. Gold Glow, a radiance-boosting pressed powder delicately scented with My Burberry.  Use the brush to highlight cheekbones, nose, shoulders and décolletage for a natural, radiant glow.

Trish McEvoy Light & Lift Face Color Duo, $68 from Nordstrom

I had to include Trish, as her face products are some of the best, I am a huge fan. Here is how this new release is described: “The soft, weightless powders glide on evenly and invisibly for a naturally lit-from-within look. Apply the champagne tone to areas you

Summer 2016 Bronzers: Guerlain, Bobbi Brown and NARS

Looking for a new bronzer? You can see some of the new ones here – summer 2016 launches.

But here are there options from Gueralain, Bobbi Brown and NARS that caught my attention.

Summer 2016 Bronzers Guerlain, Bobbi Brown and NARS

 

Guerlain Terracotta 2016 Original Bronzing Powder,  £36 from Harrods and $53 from Saks.

Cult  Terrracotta bronzers are out again! They offer  “an instant natural glow, at any time of year, in one quick, easy motion. Its formula, enriched with moisturising active ingredients, does not dry out the skin. It ensures long-lasting comfort. Neither too shiny nor too powdery thanks to an ultra-thin film which perfectly embraces all the contours of the face.”  Shades: Golden Deep, Moyen Brun, Intense, Nat Blondes, Brunettes, Blondes (shawn),  Nat Brunettes and Moyen Blondes.

Bobbi Brown Face & Body Bronzing Powder, $48  Nordstrom

“A warm,

Rouge Bunny Rouge SKIN SOUL DROPS Foundation Essence Review and Face Swatches

So, after I’ve posted a preview of  Rouge Bunny Rouge SKIN SOUL DROPS Foundation Essence, it is time for a proper review.

So here are my thoughts about it:

Rouge Bunny Rouge SKIN SOUL DROPS Foundation Essence Review and Swatches packagingThe packaging is gorgeous, the product comes in a black cupboard tube with the signature RBR design. Te bottle itself is  a dark matte glass, the foundation comes with a dropper.

The price is almost €60 (€59) which seems really expensive for 15ml but, as the name suggests, it is an essence which means that it is a very concentrated liquid. You need a tiny drop for your face, and it will last you for ages.

The brand describes the finish as demi-matte, and I agree. It gives that flawless coverage and evens out the skin tone perfectly. Just make sure you add some dimension back with a blush or whichever product you prefer.

Rouge Bunny Rouge SKIN SOUL DROPS Foundation Essence Review and Swatches 1Skin Soul Drop is not really an on-the go foundation. The application takes some time, and you can’t just “slap it on”. I like applying it with two brushes. A classic flat synthetic foundation brush (something like this one) to spread it out evenly and a kabuki brush (like Sigma) to blend it into the skin.

I personally think that

Makeup4all 15 Makeup Favourites of 2015

Ok, I am finally doing it!  Writing 2015 yearly favourites that is.  The thing is when I started writing this post I’ve gathered so many products that I’d be going on, and on about them all. This is why here are 15 I loved the most. 15 since it was 2015, yes, I know…

Makeup4all 15 Makeup Favourites of 2015

If I had to choose only 1 product that would probably be Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 25 Alluring Rose (review and swatches)

Long-time readers know how much I love my blushers. And this year it was all about this one, I’ve barely used anything else.  Creme Puff Blush gives that luminous glow that instantly brightens up the complexion. The formula is incredibly soft and smooth and blends into the skin beautifully. I have several shades but Alluring Rose is the love of my [beauty] love.

The other favourite is still my Trish McEvoy Golden Bronzer (review). As you can see from the photo above, it is very well loved. It warms up the complexion without looking orange or muddy.  I  like the hint of radiance it gives, too.

BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl (review) is still the best glow-and-radiance-in-a-bottle product out there.  I usually mix it with foundation  to make my skin look “healthy”. This formula and shade = perfection.

If I had to pick only one “foundation” of the year – that’d be Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer (review and swatches), hands down. It is dry skin’s best friend. Clarins know how to